When it comes to saving space, I'm always on the look out for new ways to organise things so that it saves me time in the future and just makes my life easier in some way.
When it comes to organising clothing, I've always had to be quite creative because even though we have a lot of built in wardrobes, not much of it is hanging space. We have a lot of drawers and open cubed cubby hole areas.
I've already shown you a little about how we use some of those spaces in my previous blogs with organising jewellery and accessories, shoes and memory boxes to name a few. But when it comes to our clothes, we employ a method that not only uses all of our drawer space efficiently, but also makes it quicker and easier to find what I'm looking for.
All of my dresses and skirts get hung up in the hanging space we do have available and this is pretty much the same with our girls - dresses, skirts, cardigans and school uniform all hang up in the wardrobe. Everything else gets put in the drawers - organised by using the 'rolling method'. Some people may associate doing this with when you go on holiday in your suitcase to save space so you can fit more in, but the same applies at home! Each of our drawers has a specific type of clothing in, e.g. one drawer for trousers, one for t-shirts and other tops, one for underwear and pyjamas and one for spare bedding.
As each item is put away into the drawers, we roll the item up and place in rows so that when you go to look for something, you can see each item clearly and quickly. I also organise the items by colour so you have a row of bIue trousers, pink trousers, grey trousers and a row of summer shorts for example.
I used to find that by folding clothes and placing them in a stack on top of one another, some items would be hidden under the others and you would get more creases. Whereas the rolling method means limited creases and you can see every single item.
Once you have sorted out your drawers in this way it really is easy to keep it the same so that it doesn't end up in a jumbled mess, taking you more time to find what you're looking for when you're in a rush to get yourself or the children ready.